Crash of a Cessna 402 in Treasure Cay: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 13, 2003 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N314AB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fort Lauderdale-Treasure Cay
MSN:
402-0413
YOM:
1980
Flight number:
RSI502
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
7904
Captain / Total hours on type:
4964.00
Aircraft flight hours:
17589
Circumstances:
Descending to 3,500 feet at 20 miles from its destination, the pilot feathered the right propeller after some oil and part came away from right engine. With a rate of descent of 200 to 300 feet per minute, the aircraft impacted the water five miles off shore. Seven pax and the pilot were rescued 2 hours later by the crew of a US Coast Guard helicopter. Two passenger were drowned when the aircraft sunk by 15 to 30 feet of water.
Probable cause:

Crash of a Cessna 402 in Bahamas

Date & Time: Jun 13, 1992 at 1115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N402PB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Treasure Cay-Fort Lauderdale
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6574
Captain / Total hours on type:
231.00
Aircraft flight hours:
9097

Crash of a Cessna 402C in the Atlantic Ocean

Date & Time: Mar 9, 1983 at 1246 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N26506
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fort Lauderdale - Treasure Cay
MSN:
402C-0340
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2999
Captain / Total hours on type:
190.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2051
Circumstances:
The aircraft was ditched in the Atlantic Ocean following engine failure. The pilot estimated fuel on board during pre-flight from the electronic fuel gauges. The aircraft flew two hours and 16 minutes before the engines quit in a mode of fuel exhaustion with surging prior to stopping. Post accident investigation using fuel slips revealed a fuel burn within 10 to 15 gallons of fuel exhaustion. The fuel gauges failed on the last leg of the flight and the passengers stated the pilot paid a lot of attention to these gauges. The pilot wanted to divert to Freeport but did not because the weather was below minimums. After ditching the aircraft sank in 800 feet of water. All three occupants were rescued.
Probable cause:
Occurrence #1: loss of engine power(total) - non mechanical
Phase of operation: cruise - normal
Findings
1. (f) fluid,fuel - exhaustion
2. (c) fuel supply - misjudged - pilot in command
3. (f) engine instruments,fuel quantity gauge - erratic
4. (c) refueling - not possible - pilot in command
5. (c) fuel consumption calculations - inaccurate - pilot in command
6. (c) procedures/directives - improper - pilot in command
7. (c) preflight planning/preparation - inadequate - pilot in command
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Occurrence #2: ditching
Phase of operation: landing - flare/touchdown
Final Report:

Crash of a Rockwell Aero Commander 500 off Treasure Cay

Date & Time: May 17, 1979 at 1715 LT
Registration:
N3836C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Treasure Cay - Andros Town
MSN:
500-756
YOM:
1959
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3770
Captain / Total hours on type:
1077.00
Circumstances:
During initial climb at Treasure Cay Airport, one of the engine failed. Unable to maintain a positive rate of climb, the airplane struck trees and lost height. The pilot decided to ditch the airplane into the sea, less than two km northeast of the airfield. The pilot was slightly injured and the airplane was lost.
Probable cause:
Engine failure during initial climb and subsequent ditching for undetermined reasons. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Failed to follow approved procedures,
- Improper emergency procedures,
- Complete engine failure,
- Hit trees near runway after engine failure.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 414 Chancellor off The Bahamas: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 10, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N8103Q
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Freeport - Treasure Cay
MSN:
414-0003
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
2100
Circumstances:
While in cruising altitude from Freeport to Treasure Cay, the pilot lost control of the airplane that crashed into the sea. SAR operations were conducted but eventually suspended few days later as no trace of the airplane nor the pilot was found. The pilot reported above clouds while approaching the destination airport.
Probable cause:
As the aircraft was not recovered, the cause of the accident could not be determined.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft E18S off Treasure Cay: 1 killed

Date & Time: Mar 26, 1973 at 1240 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N5000J
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Orlando - Treasure Cay
MSN:
BA-256
YOM:
1957
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
11384
Captain / Total hours on type:
19.00
Circumstances:
On final approach to Treasure Cay Airport, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed into the sea few miles offshore. The aircraft was lost and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.
Final Report: